Days after Japanese model Zhongpu Youhua posted several photos of injuries online, her boyfriend, Chinese celebrity Jiang Jinfu, admitted to domestic violen ce.
Youhua finally broke her silence and shared several photos of her bruised face and body on social media on Monday, according to Shanghaiist.
Accompanied by the pictures is a caption in both Chinese and Japanese that reads:
“Recently, I have caused everyone who cares about to me worry. I, Zhongpu Youhua, am still here. Jiang Jinfu’s recent disappearance is related to me. At my lawyers’ and investigators’ request, I’m sorry that I can’t say any more.”
After the post attracted media attention, Youhua removed all but one post on her Instagram account.
Shortly after it became widely shared on Chinese social media, Jiang came forward and admitted to the domestic violence in a Weibo post:
“This month has been spent in repentance and remorse.
I’m sorry, Youhua. My impulsive actions hurt you and your family. No matter the reason, I should not have hit you. I am ashamed of my actions. I make no excuses, take full responsibility for my actions, and accept the consequences.
Here, I sincerely apologize to everyone. I apologize to my parents, I apologize to my friends, and I apologize to all those who have cared about and supported me. Sorry for disappointing you all.”
Jiang, who starred in several Chinese TV dramas including “Xuan-Yang Sword: Scar of Sky” and “Royal Highness,” attracted over 200,000 comments and 400,000 likes on his Weibo post.
Netizens, meanwhile, expressed outrage after seeing the model’s bruised up photos.
“Domestic violence cannot be forgiven,” one user wrote on Weibo, BBC reported.
“My God, so many bruises,” another one said.
“So much hate to reduce a girl to this…how cruel,” a user said in a comment that received over 17,000 likes.
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